Students stage protest, seek relaxation in syllabus  

Srinagar: The outgoing 5th and 6th semester students of various degree colleges on Tuesday staged protest against the ‘flawed’ decisions of the Kashmir University (KU) for holding annual examination and Post-Graduation entrance test in the university simultaneously.

The students said the university has decided to hold joint examination of 5th and 6th semester in July while the students are yet to complete the syllabus of 5th semester.

“University should give relaxation in syllabus and declare pattern of question paper as well,” the students said.

We have not completed the syllabus of 5th semester yet leave alone starting the 6th semester. Exam for both is two months away,” a girl student said.

The students said the university has decided to hold PG entrance test soon after holding undergraduate exams but students will get less time for preparation.

“We won’t get much time to prepare for PG entrance test and won’t be able to compete in the exams,” they said.

They said the varsity is in a mess and the students are suffering because they couldn’t conduct exams in a time.

“KU should reduce the syllabus and defer the PG entrance test.”

Public Relation Officer (PRO) KU said after seeking prior approvals from the competent bodies of the university, all the modalities, including pattern of question paper for the joint examination or any concession in syllabus to be given to the students, would be notified within next 10 to 15 days.

“After the joint examination is held, the students can be provisionally allowed to sit in the PG entrance examination which shall be possibly held in the month of June-July in this peculiar scenario,” he said.

“We request students to not pay any heed to rumours and wait for official communications in this regard,” he added.

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